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Vol 52 No 5

Published 4th March 2011


ZANU-PF cries treason

President Mugabe and his allies take stern action against the growing interest in North Africa’s revolutions

After they chose the week of President Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s 87th birthday (21 February) to express solidarity with the democracy movement in North Africa, 45 participants in a Harare discussion group now face treason charges. The meeting was convened by Munyaradzi Gwisai of the International Socialist Organisation. Gwisai, who sometimes sports Rastafarian-style dreadlocks, was briefly a member of parliament for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) until he was expelled for his maverick behaviour. The theme for the gathering was to be ‘Egypt and Libya: the lessons for Zimbabwe’.

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